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Friday, January 23, 2015

Causer Announces Local Fire, Ambulance Grants

BRADFORD – Fire and emergency response organizations in Cameron, McKean and Potter counties have been awarded more than $430,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced today.

“We have so many dedicated men and women who willingly give of their time to respond to emergencies and serve our communities, and I am very grateful to them for their work,” Causer said. “This grant program provides some much-needed financial support to help them in their mission of protecting the public.”

The funding comes from an ongoing grant program created by the Legislature and administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner. All funding comes from the proceeds from slot machine gaming, and not general fund tax revenue.

Since its inception, the program has provided approximately $4 million in funding to fire and ambulance companies in the three-county area. Every emergency service organization that completes the application process receives funding. Projects eligible for funding include: construction or renovation of a fire or ambulance company facility, purchase or repair of equipment, training, or reduction of existing debt.

Following is a list of local fire and ambulance companies and the amount of their grant awards:

Cameron County

Cameron County Ambulance Service – $7,444.80.
Emporium Fire Department Inc., Emporium – $11,514.58.
Mountaineer Search and Rescue, Emporium – $11,514.58.
Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department, Sinnamahoning – $11,514.58.

McKean County

Bradford City Fire Department, Bradford – $14,007.69.
Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $14,284.70.
Corydon Township Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford – $12,622.62.
Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department, Derrick City – $11,514.58.
Eldred Borough Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Eldred – $6,700.80 for EMS operations; $11,514.58 for fire company operations.
Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Department, Eldred – $11,791.59.
Hamlin Township Volunteer Fire Department, Hazel Hurst – $11,514.58.
Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Kane – $11,791.59.
Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $12,068.60.
Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Run – $12,345.61.
Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department, Ludlow – $11,514.58.
Mount Jewett Area Ambulance Association – $7,444.80.
Mount Jewett Fire Department, Mount Jewett – $11,791.59.
Norwich Township Volunteer Fire Department, Crosby – $11,514.58.
Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department, Duke Center – $7,444.80 for EMS operations; $11,791.59 for fire company operations.
Port Allegany Fire Department-Star Hose Company No. 1, Port Allegany – $14,284.70.
Port Area Ambulance Service Inc., Port Allegany – $4,741.10.
Rew Volunteer Fire Department, Rew – $12,068.60.
Smethport Fire Department Inc., Smethport – $12,220.

Potter County

Austin Volunteer Fire Department, Austin – $7,444.80 for EMS operations; $14,007.69 for fire company operations.
Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, Coudersport – $7,444.80.
Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, Coudersport – $14,284.70.
Gale Hose Company No. 1 Inc., Galeton – $7,444.80.
Genesee Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Genesee – $7,444.80 for EMS operations; $11,791.59 for fire company operations.
Germania Fire Company, Galeton – $11,791.59.
Goodyear Hose Company No. 1, Galeton – $11,514.58.
Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, Harrison Valley – $13,730.67.
Kettle Creek Ambulance Association, Cross Fork – $7,444.80.
Kettle Creek Hose Company No. 1, Cross Fork – $11,791.59.
Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, Shinglehouse – $7,444.80 for EMS operations; $12,345.61 for fire company operations.
Tri-Town Fire Company, Ulysses – $14,284.70.


Anonymous said...

Great to see these hard working groups getting these grants. Thank You All for the services you provide for our surrounding communities! You All Should Be Proud Of Yourselves For The Hard Work You Do!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't see Roulette getting any money. Does that mean our taxes are going up again? Or does that mean the fire department has too much money and doesn't need grants? If so then the contract between townships that Roulette serves and the department need to looked at around here.

Anonymous said...

What Happened to Roulette Grant?

Otis said...

Roulette didn't get an application in before the deadline. Somebody dropped the ball.

Anonymous said...

That really sucks for Roulette...I'd be finding out who dropped the ball and why..then give them a bounce.